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How to Upgrade Firmware on MyDigitalSSD Phison S9 Controlled Drives

How to Upgrade Firmware on MyDigitalSSD Phison S9 Controlled Drives
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Synopsis: Click here to download the latest firmware update for MyDigitalSSD solid state drives featuring the S9 controller (SC2, SB, SBe) along with step-by-step upgrade tutorials for users of all experience levels. (Updated 3/20/15)

To better assist our customers, the My Digital Discount Tech Support team has created new step-by-step tutorials to assist MyDigitalSSD owners in upgrading the firmware on Super Cache 2 (SC2), Super Boot Drive, and Super Boot Eco (SBe) solid state drives featuring the Phison S9 controller.

The updates found at the bottom of this post serve two purposes:

  1. To upgrade the firmware of an existing drive
  2. To over provision while upgrading the firmware of a drive

If you have an MyDigitalSSD drive running at full capacity and plan to keep it that way, DO NOT run the Over-Provisioning version of this update. Doing so will over provision the drive and there is no going back.

With that said, MyDigitalSSD HIGHLY recommends users to over provision their SSDs when using them as system drives for maximum drive performance and longevity.

WARNING: Please check your firmware version before downloading and installing any firmware update. If you have a numerical version of similar or higher value to the latest update, you will not need to upgrade.

If you do not know how to check your firmware version. View our quick and simple tutorial on "How to check your SSD firmware version" (PDF, 442KB).


Compatibility

WARNING: The firmware update(s) found in this blog post are ONLY to be used with the following MyDigitalSSD solid state dive model numbers:

M.2 NGFF

42mm (2242) Super Cache 2 (SC2)
MDM242-SC2-032
MDM242-SC2-064
MDM242-SC2-128

42mm (2242) Super Boot Drive
MDM242-SB-008
MDM242-SB-016
MDM242-SB-032
MDM242-SB-064
MDM242-SB-128
MDM242-SB-256

80mm (2280) Super Boot Drive
MDM280-SB-256

42mm (2242) Super Boot Eco (SBe)
MDM242-SBe-064
MDM242-SBe-128

mSATA & mSATA Mini (Half-Size)

50mm Super Cache 2 (SC2)
MDMS-SC2-024-S
MDMS-SC2-032-S
MDMS-SC2-064-S
MDMS-SC2-128-S

50mm Super Boot Drive
MDMS-SB-008
MDMS-SB-016
MDMS-SB-032
MDMS-SB-064
MDMS-SB-128

25mm Super Cache 2
MDMSM-SC2-032
MDMSM-SC2-064
MDMSM-SC2-128

MyDigitalSSD, nor My Digital Discount, will be held responsible for any loss or damage occurred by using this update with any drive other than the part numbers listed above.


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DOWNLOADS

You must upgrade the firmware under Windows PE. See the accompanying tutorial for more information.

Upgrade using Windows PE Environment

This firmware update is geared towards Chromebook users who do not have the ability to hook their MyDigitalSSD drive up as a secondary drive to run the firmware update.

3/20/15 | Recommended Update (can be performed on FW 1.1 through 2.0)

Firmware Bundle: S9_21_WPE.zip (125MB)

Tutorial: How to upgrade firmware on Phison S9 controller MyDigitalSSD using a Windows PE environment - S9FM02.1 (PDF)

Change Log: S9FM01.7 - S9FM02.1 (PDF)


Firmware Bundle: S9_19_WPE.zip (126MB)

Tutorial: How to upgrade firmware on Phison S9 controller MyDigitalSSD using a Windows PE environment - S9FM01.9 (PDF)
 

Comments on How to Upgrade Firmware on MyDigitalSSD Phison S9 Controlled Drives

MyDigitalDiscount.com Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:48:11 PM
Shahyan Qureshi,

As far as releasing firmware 2.3 we don't see any need to release it, as changes have been minimal. 2.1 or higher are still the recommended versions for the Phison S9 controllers at this date.

Current firmware has been tested and is fully compatible with Windows 10.
Shahyan Qureshi Wednesday, July 29, 2015 02:41:31 PM
Folks

I have version 2.1 and I see there is version 2.3 in the below post. Will we be able to download and apply this latest firmware. Also are there any known compatibility issues with windows 10
MyDigitalDiscount.com Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:11:12 AM
Mikey,

That does sound odd. If you have made the update under Win PE and followed all of the steps, just check the firmware version with the free utility CrystalDiskInfo, available here: http://tinyurl.com/6x7xc3

If none of that helps feel free to call and ask for technical support at: 1-866-217-1800 Mon-Fri 9AM-4:30PM EST
Mikey Monday, July 27, 2015 06:12:43 PM
Hey All!

I have 128GB SC2 and made all the steps in the tutorial but when choose my drive it says:

- Firmware version 1.7
-You have the latest firmware updated

Whats the problem?
MyDigitalDiscount.com Thursday, July 23, 2015 09:56:45 AM
Junz,

Yes, CrystalDiskInfo is displaying the correct firmware with your SSD, firmware 2.3. Your SSD shipped with the latest version of the firmware. If you have firmware 2.1 or higher, then there is no need to upgrade.

We only release firmware upgrades when they are necessary to upgrade from older versions.
Junz Wednesday, July 22, 2015 01:18:19 AM
From my CrystalDiskInfo 6.5.2 X64
it shows my Firmware S9FM02.3
Does it mean I have firmware 2.3 ? but the website only has firmware up to 2.1 tho/
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, June 8, 2015 11:11:57 AM
kmkmkm,

Yes, please upgrade to the most recent version of the firmware. Also, note that you will have to do so using WinPE.
kmkmkm Sunday, June 7, 2015 11:22:55 PM
If I'm running a 128GB SBe as a secondary drive (not boot drive), do I still need to run the firmware upgrade in WinPE or can I just do it from the usual Win8 environment?
MyDigitalDiscount.com Tuesday, April 14, 2015 09:33:56 AM
Jake,

In our experience there have not been any external keyboards that did not work. Perhaps see if there is another external keyboard or USB port you can try.
Jake Friday, April 10, 2015 10:21:49 PM
What should I do if I am unable to use my ChromeBook Keyboard and my external keyboard when I am in WINPE?

I am using a ChromeBook C720 i3.


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